World Badminton Championship

  • Shuttler PV Sindhu in World Badminton semis, assured of bronze 15 hours 58 minutes ago

    Copenhagen: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday by reaching the women's singles semi-finals and assuring herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Championships. By achieving the feat, the 19-year-old Hyderabadi was in line to become the first Indian to win two medals at the...
  • Saina Nehwal ousted by Olympic champion Li Xuerui in World Badminton quarters 16 hours 44 minutes ago

    Copenhagen: India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships after suffering a straight game defeat at the hands of top seed Li Xuerui of China, on Friday. The seventh-seeded Saina was no match for World No.1 Xuerui, who took just 45 minutes to sent packing the Indian...
  • World Badminton Championships, QFs: as it happened 16 hours 22 minutes ago

    (For Live match updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) PV Sindhu fought hard to beat world No. 2 Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 in the quarter-finals while Saina Nehwal went down to World No. 1 Xuerui 15-21, 15,21 on Friday....
  • Saina, Sindhu reach quarters of World Badminton Championships Yesterday

    Copenhagen: India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu both survived scares but eventually made their way into the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Thursday. However, it was the end of the road for Kidambi Srikanth in men's singles and Manu Attri and...
  • PV Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters at World Badminton Championships Yesterday

    Copenhagen: One of India's best hopes PV Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena on Wednesday. The 11th seeded Indian needed only 40 minutes to ease...
  • Saina progresses in World Badminton Championship; Kashyap bows out 3 days ago

    Copenhagen: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a commanding straight game win over Natalia Perminova of Russia in women's singles on Tuesday. Saina, seeded seventh, took just 31 minutes to dispose off Perminova 21-11, 21-9. The Indian had earlier got...
  • Parupalli Kashyap knocked out of World Badminton Championships 3 days ago

    Copenhagen: Recently crowned Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap could not continue his winning run at the World Badminton Championships as he was tamed by German Dieter Domke in the opening round at the 9,200-seater Ballerup Super Arena on Monday. India's top mixed doubles combine Ashwini Ponnappa and Tarun Kona also had...
  • Delighted to win Bronze at World Badminton Championships August 14, 2013

    India's rising shuttler PV Sindhu was happy with her performance World Badminton Championships and is gearing up for Indian Badminton League. ...
  • Lee Chong Wei vows to bounce back from Worlds' defeat August 13, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's top shuttler Lee Chong Wei has vowed to bounce back from his defeat to Chinese star Lin Dan in the World Badminton Championship final. The World No. 1 retired due to leg cramps during the final in Guangzhou Sunday against his arch rival Lin Dan, who won...
  • Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon claims gold at World Championships August 11, 2013

    Guangzhou: Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon won the women's singles crown at the World Badminton Championships after beating Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the final here on Sunday. The fourth seeded Ratchanok overcame the World No.1 22-20, 18-21, 21-14 in one hour and five minutes at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium. This is the...
  • Jwala Gutta heaps praise on PV Sindhu August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Jwala Gutta on Saturday congratulated PV Sindhu for claiming the women's singles bronze medal at the World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou, China. "Ayyoooo hard luck Sindhu...no matter what u still the rock star...congratulations fr the bronze....mmwahhhh," tweeted Jwala. Sindhu lost her semi-final at the competition Saturday against Ratchanok Intanon of...
  • Sindhu's performance will give others confidence: Ashwini Ponnappa August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Ashwini Ponnappa, the last Indian to have won a medal at the World Badminton Championships before PV Sindhu, praised her compatriot and said that her medal-winning performance will give other Indians confidence to play fearlessly. Ashwini won the women's doubles bronze medal at the Worlds with Jwala Gutta two...
  • PV Sindhu settles for bronze after losing in World badminton semis August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: India's hopes of booking their maiden berth at the World Badminton Championship finals were blown away in Guangzhou on Saturday when PV Sindhu lost her women's singles semi-final against Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon with a disappointing 10-21, 13-21 scoreline. Sindhu will now have to settle for bronze, just like Prakash...
  • As it happened: PV Sindhu in World Badminton Championship semis August 10, 2013

    13:39 PV Sindhu has to settle with a Bronze medal at BWF World Championships 2013 as he loses her semi-final match against Thailand's Ratchanok 10-21, 13-21. 13:36 Good drop point by Thai. Sindhu has no answer to her. She would have hoped to give better fight than this. 11-17. 13:33 Sindhu...
  • Saina, Kashyap exit at quarter-final stage of World Badminton C'ships August 9, 2013

    Guangzhou: India's hopes of a historic medal tally at the BWF World Championships took a beating on Friday with Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap both exiting at the quarter-final stage. Saina was beaten 23-21, 21-9 by South Korean Yeon Ju Bae, who has been seeded 13th in the event, while...
  • Sindhu enters third round; Kona-Vishnu crashes out of World Badminton August 7, 2013

    Guangzhou: Rising Indian shuttler PV Sindhu overcame a fighting Kaori Imabeppu of Japan to secure her place in the third round of the women's singles competition at the World Badminton Championships on Wednesday. Seeded 10th, Sindhu, who won the Malaysia Grand Prix in May this year, had to sweat it...
  • Saina Nehwal gets easy draw in World Championships July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal has been handed a relatively easy draw in the women's singles section at the upcoming World Badminton Championships, scheduled to be held in Guangzhou from August 5 to 11. World No. 3 Saina has got a bye in the first round and...
  • World Badminton: Jwala ecstatic with SF berth August 26, 2011

    India's Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa upset Indonesian Vita Marissa and Nadya Melati in the women's doubles quarter-finals. ...
  • World Badminton: Saina out, Jwala-Ashwini in SF August 26, 2011

    London: India's Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa stormed into the semifinal of the World Badminton championships here on Friday but India's best hope Saina Nehwal bowed out in the quarters. The Jwala-Ashwini duo upset Indonesian Vita Marissa and Nadya Melati 17-21, 21-10, 21-17 in the women's doubles; however, Saina couldn't...
  • Saina storms into World Championship quarters August 26, 2011

    London: Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championship after zooming past Pui Yin Yip of Hong Kong in the third round of the women's singles event here on Thursday. The world number six Indian didn't waste any time in getting into the rhythm and was leading 13-5...
  • World Badminton: Hidayat upset by Wong August 26, 2011

    London: Former winner Taufik Hidayat was unceremoniously ousted from the world championships in the second round on Wednesday, beaten 21-17, 21-14 by unseeded Zi Liang Derek Wong from Singapore. It was an unwelcome 30th birthday present for the Indonesian who reached last year's final in Paris but played some way below...
  • Saina in third round of World Badminton August 26, 2011

    London: India's Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram advanced to the third round of the World Badminton Championships with fluent victories here on Wednesday. Saina dispatched Chloe Magee of Ireland 21-10, 21-7. The sixth seeded Indian, who got a bye in the first round, took 26 minutes to go past Chloe. Jayaram, who...
  • World Badminton: Kashyap off to a winning start August 26, 2011

    London: Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist P Kashyap defeated Germany's Domke Dieter in a hard-fought three-game affair to enter the second round of the World Badminton Championships here. Kashyap got past his gritty rival 21-13, 23-25, 21-11 in a match that lasted close to an hour. He will face seventh seed Tien Minh...
  • World Badminton: Lin Dan eases into R2 August 26, 2011

    London: China's Lin Dan eased into the second round of the world championships with a 21-11, 21-10 success over Lithuanian Kestutis Navickas on Tuesday. The Chinese suffered a surprise quarterfinal exit in last year's tournament in Paris after three world titles in a row but looked in good shape at the...
  • World Badminton: Indian men go down in doubles August 26, 2011

    London: Curtains fell on India's campaign in the men's doubles event of the World Badminton Championships after the pair of Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas went down fighting in the second round here on Tuesday. Rupesh and Sanave squandered a one-game lead to lose 19-21 21-11 21-12 in 48 minutes to...
  • Saina gears up for the World Championship test August 26, 2011

    London: Returning to the court after more than a month, India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will have to get into rhythm quickly when she begins her campaign in the World Badminton Championship starting here on Monday. The 21-year-old, who reached the quarterfinals in the last two editions of the mega-event, has...
  • Saina upbeat about her chances in World C'ship August 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Her troubling ankle completely healed, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal can't wait for the World Championships next week but conceded that months of rigorous preparation would count only if she gets into the rhythm quickly at the London mega-event. The 21-year-old took a break after the Indonesian Super Series...
  • Saina crashes out of World Championships August 27, 2010

    Paris: India's Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships losing 8-21, 14-21 to Chinese Shixian Wang in the quarterfinals at the Pierre de Coubertin stadium here on Friday. With Saina's fall it was the end of the road for India as the ninth-seeded mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta...
  • Saina confident ahead of World C'ship QF August 27, 2010

    Paris: In Paris to clinch the world no. 1 spot, India's ace shuttler and currently world no. 2 Saina Nehwal shared her experience after winning the Round-3 match of the World Badminton Championship against Russia's Ella Diehl here on Thursday. Talking to the media, Saina compared Thursday's match with the one...
  • Saina enters World Championships' quarters August 27, 2010

    Paris: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships, beating Russia's Ella Diehl in straight games here on Thursday. The second seeded Indian took just 40 minutes to tame 13th seed Diehl 21-14, 21-18 in the third round of the women's singles event. But...